Local is best!


When buying or selling a property most people are taking a step into the unknown. Property transactions are not something that people do on a regular basis and therefore have to trust in various people in order to achieve their dream of owning ‘the’ property. At Fraser Dawbarns solicitors we have dedicated and trained staff with a combined legal experience of 150 years! They have assisted thousands of clients to navigate the maze of conveyancing and ensure they achieve their goal.

We pride ourselves on our local knowledge and expertise. We are now in our third year of being accredited by the Law Society under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The scheme has only 3000 accredited firms across England and Wales. This enables us to act for all mortgage providers and ensure our clients do not have the inconvenience of having to have one solicitor acting for them and another acting for the mortgage company. A situation which can lead to additional cost and time delays. The scheme ensures we work to a given compliance protocol which means we constantly have to monitor our client feedback to ensure our standards are being maintained. Our clients are our most valued asset and their feedback is key to improving our services..

Our staff have the necessary local knowledge to understand what developments are occurring in our towns and villages across north Cambridgeshire and western Norfolk. This enables us to give our clients a first hand opinion on the issues which may affect a particular village. This may be low flying aircraft or a road which is the main route to a factory besieged by heavy goods vehicles. This information can not be provided by the conveyancing factories in Manchester, Cardiff or London. They are relying entirely on data based searches which will tell you the whole of our region will flood at any given moment. This of course is a nonsense.

We always:

– Offer a fixed price conveyancing service with no hidden extras. At the outset we will provide you with a written quotation setting out the costs we charge and also the costs we will incur on your behalf when carrying out the searches with local authorities, water companies and environmental risk assessors.

– Provide you with direct email and phone contact with the person dealing with your transaction.

– Encourage a one to one meeting with you at our office to explain the contract and title deeds. Legal jargon is not always easy to understand a face to face meeting can go a long way to explaining exactly what you are taking on.

Large conveyancing firms or the online conveyancing solutions can not offer the same level of personal service as your local firm. Nor can they offer a local knowledge which has been built successfully over the last 150 years that our firm has been in existence. The online firm or the conveyancing factory will tell you otherwise of course… so go ahead ring their call centre… if your not frustrated by countless options fed to you by an automated system. Then give your local solicitor a call.
by Iain Grimes from the Downham Market office